This event! Long awaited return. Away from the mat since August 24 and with a right ankle injury sustained while training randori in Morocco, Teddy Riner is due to return to competition on Saturday at the European Club Championships in Gori, Georgia. The information was confirmed by his club PSG on Thursday morning in a press release.
“The Parisian group that will defend the colors red and blue in this competition is made up of 9 girls and 10 boys,” the statement said. Romane Diko, a recent world champion, and Teddy Riner are part of the Paris team. »
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Due to this injury, the ten-time world heavyweight champion and two-time Olympic champion in the individual competition was forced to forfeit the right to the world championship last October in Uzbekistan. “Two years before the Olympics, I can’t take risks. Appointed for the next World Cup in May in Qatar, ”Riner announced at the time.
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He has since resumed his studies during an internship in Japan. He will become one of the main assets of PSG in the fight for the continental title. A title that the club has been chasing since 1995, despite losing two finals in 1997 and 1998. “The capital team was then led by David Duyet, two-time Olympic champion in 1996 (+95 kg) and 2000 (+100 kg). , Cecile Nowak, Olympic champion in 1992 (up to 48 kg), Frederic Demonfocon, world champion in 2001 (up to 90 kg), as well as the current president of the judo section Jamel Buras, Olympic champion in 1996 (up to 78 kg),” recalls the club in a press release.
Last season, the Parisian judo club Paris Saint-Germain won the Europa League in Prague with the women’s and men’s teams, earning a ticket to the Champions League at the same time.
Five other French clubs are taking part in this event, including four from the Paris region: Sainte-Geneviève Sports (women’s and men’s teams), Champigny (women’s team), Blanc-Mesnil SJ (women’s team), ES Blanc-Mesnil (women’s team). team) and US Orleans (women’s team).